Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicRural housing scheme

Topic: rural housing scheme

Modi govt approves extension of rural housing scheme for next 3 years till March 2024

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the continuation of PMAY (R) scheme will ensure that remaining 155.75 lakh households within the target of 2.95 cr houses will be provided assistance.

Focus on rural India, women, SC/STs — Budget 2020 fits into Modi govt’s welfare plank

The Ministry of Rural Development has been allocated Rs 1,22,000 cr, with a mammoth share — Rs 61,500 cr — going to the MGNREGA.

Geo-tagging, e-payment, real-time check — how Modi’s rural housing scheme is different

PMAY-G uses Socio Economic Caste Census data – which brings in exhaustive parameters of deprivation – to ensure improved beneficiary targeting process.

Less than 25% of ‘landless’ have benefitted from Modi’s rural housing scheme so far

PMAY-G, which aims at housing for all, was a key priority for the first Modi government. So far, only 21.9% of the identified landless beneficiaries have been provided land.

A ‘major’ hiccup in Modi’s rural housing target — 4 BJP-ruled states

The Narendra Modi government's PM Awaas Yojana (Grameen) is a big-ticket scheme the BJP plans to highlight in its campaign for the Lok Sabha election.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.